Have you ever been to a salon before that you saw a hairdresser braiding hair so easily, and you felt inspired, and you said to yourself “What is the big deal in braiding hair”? Yes? Then this article is for you because we made our research and have provided the necessary procedures to follow to make braiding your hair easier for you. We will guide you through the four basic braided hair and each step you will follow to master them.


  1. Three-strand braid.
  2. Fishtail braid.
  3. French braid.
  4. Dutch braid.



The three-strand braid is the advisable place to start braiding if you are a beginner because once you master it, other types of braids will be easier for you to master. The first thing to do here is to create two side braids instead of one. Doing this, you will be opportune to look at it easily in the mirror.

  • Step 1 (Detangle)

After creating the two-sided braid, if you notice that your hair is knotted, remove tangles from using a detangler. And in the case of frizzy hair, apply hair oil in a small quantity.

  • Step 2 (Divide)

In this step, divide your hair into three parts equally such that one will be on the left side, one at the middle, and the other one at the right hand.

  • Step 3 (Begin)

In this step, braiding has begun. Simply move the right strand over the middle strand such that the right strand now attains the center position and the center strand the right position.

The next thing is to move the left strand over the right strand that just became the middle strand, making the left strand attain the center position and the initial center strand the left strand.

  • Step 4 (Continue)

What you need to do in this step is to repeat the pattern as discussed in step 3 until you have about a few inches of your hair left. By then, using a hair elastic, pack up the braid.


This type of braid looks complicated but easy if you follow the below steps.

  • Step 1

Brush your hair to detangle it. Before braiding, curl the hair to add more volume to the hair.

  • Step 2

In this step, gather your hair at the back of your neck and secure your hair into a ponytail using a hair elastic that you can dispose of at the end.

  • Step 3

Equally, divide the ponytail into two parts, such that you hold the left section with your left hand and the right using your right hand.

  • Step 4

You will employ the three-strand techniques in this step in such a way that you take a little piece from the right side and pass it to the left side, and also a small from the left side onto the right part. You will also repeat this until few inches are left.

  • Step 5

Using scissors, gently cut the hair elastic at the top of the braid and take it out from the hair. You can do this without the hair elastic once you have mastered it. However, it allows for more control.

  • Step 6

Gently pull on each side of the braid to loosen it up and give it a slightly messy look. Also, make sure to seal your style, so it remains set up.


Making French braid is easy, but will be much easier once you have mastered the classic braid. Here is a breakdown of how to make the French braid.

  • Step 1

As you already know, once again, split the hair into three sections.

  • Step 2

Now, create one to two rows of a traditional braid to begin by moving the right strand to the middle and the left to the middle

  • Step 3

Proceed with the outside-strand-over-center pattern once you have repeated step 2 for some time. However, you will need to bring in different bits of hair. Now, you will take a small strand of hair from that side of your head before getting the left or right area over the middle. Then, add it to the external strand that is moved to the center. Make sure the line of hair going right from the hairline to the back of the head where the braid is forming is aligned.

  • Step 4

Do not stop working your way right down. You can only stop until there is no hair left to join. You can progress back to a traditional braid if your hair is long, but only once you pass the nape of the neck.

  • Step 5

This is the last step in making a French braid. Attach the remaining one to two inches of hair into a ponytail holder once you are done braiding.


The Dutch braid is an inside-out French braid; I.e. French braid is a prerequisite to knowing the Dutch braid. There’s a slight difference between the French braid and the Dutch braid. The difference is about their closeness to the scalp. The former lays closer to the scalp, while the latter stands off the scalp.

  • Step 1

As you already know, the first step for any type of braid is to divide the hair into three sections. Therefore, equally split the hair into three parts at the top of the head.

  • Step 2

With an exception, create a traditional braid of one or two rows by moving the left and right braid under the center instead of over the center.

  • Step 3

Repeat the remaining steps as you did in a French braid. To make the Dutch braid effect, make sure to consistently go under the center strand by grabbing a small section of hair from each side of your head and add it to the moving strand.

  • Step 4

Now, using an elastic, secure the braid.


If you don’t have long hair that can fit into a single or two side braid, you can make an accent braid. Using the braid techniques or Dutch techniques, you can braid your hair across your hairline.

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